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Last 3.8 head produced

by David Zatz on

Trenton Engine North is expected to finish making 3.8 liter V6 engines this Friday; this is a photo of the last head being produced for these engines. A stockpile has been made both for assembly of new engines, and for service parts.

last 3.8 liter V6 head

The 3.8 engine was first used in 1991 cars; it followed Chrysler’s first V6, the 3.3, after a single year, and has been in production for 20 years. The 3.8 saw Chrysler at a low point when some thought the company was on the verge of failure, at a high point when Chrysler could seemingly do no wrong, through the death spiral of DBAG and Cerberus ownership, and finally to the start of a renaissance under Fiat leadership. Currently the 3.8 is only used in the Jeep Wrangler.

Trenton North may see an extension of its life as a source of cams and other parts for the Pentastar V6.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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